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Hate hate computers till your Daddy takes the T-Bird away... [Aug. 16th, 2005|07:20 pm]
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Okay, this is getting stupid. My DVD burner is dead! This is my second or third optical drive which has expired within the past 12 months. Plextor asked me to mail it out to them, so hopefully that means they'll replace it with no charge. This means I probably will have to wait at least two months before I have a working optical drive again. However, this is better than the reaction I received from Sony when my other DVDRW drive broke in February- "Call back when you find the receipt."

Poll #553365 Suggestions

Should I....

Start saving up for a Mac? PC hardware is always screwing up on you. Perhaps Apple hardware will just work.
Move the computer into the cool basement? The DVDRW smelled like burning when I removed it. Note that this option doesn't exist. It would take 30 man-years to clear out the basement sufficiently for a human habitation.
Make my room cooler so the computer doesn't fry. Please note that this option doesn't exist either. If I set up an AC or something of similar wattage in here, it would definitely be a fire hazard.
Give up on technology? This would involve moving deep into a forest, bringing only a shotgun and ax with me. Tresspassers will be shot or axed.

[User Picture]From: artap99
2005-09-06 06:17 am (UTC)
I'm kind of late to comment...but the issues that people have with computers related to compatibility and software is usually because they are technically inept. If it's hardware, it could be number of things dealing in and with the computer. Some say Macs are better due to their quality control (Which mainly stems from the fact that they are designed to run OSX and built around OSX). A lot of PC companies do this, as well...since 95% of all users have Windows, anyway. And probably 99% of all PC owners have Windows. A nice PC is the same as a Mac. Price wise and performance wise. It's just what suits you best...I use both. I've had Macs break on me, I've had PCs break on me. I don't prefer either, because I know both.
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